Remove Paint From Concrete Statue
How To Remove Paint From Concrete Statue? Well, Over time the paint job on your concrete statue could become faded or chipped or blistered from years in the hot summer sun or because it wasn’t properly base coated and sealed, That’ll lead to problems too, that can easily be avoided. The best way to remove paint from a concrete statue is sandblasting it. That will remove paint clear down to the concrete. Problem is, sandblasters are a little expensive. Unless your planning on doing a big bunch of statues, this probably isn’t the most economical way to go about it.
Another way that you could remove paint from a concrete statue is using paint remover.I recommend this paint remover. Goof Off FG653 Professional Strength Remover, Pourable 16-Ounce (Link To Amazon)You apply the paint remover on the paint you want to remove and let it sit awhile and then use a scrub brush or a wire brush (I personally would use a wire brush, you can get them on Amazon here, wire brush (link to Amazon), especially if it’s latex paint you’re trying to take off) to get the paint off. Whatever paint is left after the first time around you can remove after the concrete statue is dry by repeating the first step, it will eventually come off. That’s How To Remove Paint From Concrete Statue.
If your not a fan of working with chemicals (like me) you can use Soy-Gel. It’s made from soybeans and works well too. You can check it out on Amazon here, Soy-Gel. Just apply it to the paint and cover it with a plastic bag for a few hours and then scrape the paint off.
How To Restore Cement Statues
This could be a quick fix or a time consuming one. It’s all dependent upon how badly weathered the statue is. If it’s weathered and rough looking, you need to “coat” it with a mortar mix. Wear rubber gloves when you apply it or the mortar will dry out your hands. Just coat the statue with mortar to fill in all the weathered spots so it’s nice and smooth and wait a day or 2 so it completely dries. Then base coat it with a watered down flat exterior latex paint. If it’s a dark-colored statue you want to restore, I’d use a black base coat and if it’s a brighter colored statue you want to restore, I’d use a white base coat. Then apply your top coat and spray a clear enamel sealer over the top of your topcoat and you should be ok for years to come. I recommend this sealer Krylon Colormaster Crystal Clear Gloss Spray (Link to Amazon)
To properly paint your concrete statue, check out my guide here, What Kind Of Paint To Use On Concrete Statues [The Best]
How To Remove Paint From Resin Statues
This is a different kind of beast from a concrete statue. This is going to require chemicals also, so you must be a little careful here. You’re going to need a degreaser, so you can submerge your resin statue in it for 24 hours. After the 24 hours of being in a degreaser, use a toothbrush to take off the paint. If you have stubborn paint that doesn’t want to come off, just repeat the process till it does or you could try spraying oven cleaner on the resin statue and sealing it in a plastic bag. Leave it to sit for an hour or so and then try an scrub off the paint with a toothbrush.
What Kind Of Paint To Use On Resin
You should use the same type paint on resin statues as you do concrete statues. You want to use a acrylic latex paint and you should be fine. For added protection to your paint, you can use a clear enamel sealer.